The HP 22cwa is a budget-friendly monitor with IPS display which is known for providing the widest viewing angles. Thus, the image on this Full HD (1920 x 1080) monitor remains clear even at a 178° angle. This model has an average diagonal size of 21.5 inches and features a modern bezel-less design.
The overall dimensions are 6.7 x 19.6 x 15.2 inches. It weighs 6.6 pounds, so it’s fair to say that the 22cwa is a lightweight model.
The monitor is endowed with a couple of features for the improved image. For example, the HP 22cwa specs include 8,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio thanks to which you can see more natural color shades and clearer image. This is especially good for movies and games where the colors can be especially juicy. It’s also a LED-backlit panel which means that even dark colors won’t lose their details.
The implemented HP Enhance technology makes even poor-quality photos and videos look crispier by reducing noise with the help of a special advanced filter.
The adjustable tilt allows you to change the viewing angle to a more convenient for your eyes. Thus, you can tilt the HP 22cwa to 5° forward and to 25° backward.
You won’t have to worry about where to place the monitor so the sun never hit the display. It features an anti-glare coating, so the image remains clear and vivid even under direct sun rays.
A standard 60Hz refresh rate may cause some problems for some gamers. Games that run at more than 60 FPS will look bad on this monitor. However, it has 7ms response time which means that it’s capable of reducing motion blur. This way, you can enjoy a clear image and great brightness of 250 nits when watching any fast-moving content.
The HP 22cwa monitor is compatible with PCs on Windows, Mac OS, and PS4. The monitor goes with an AC power cord, VGA cable, and power adapter.
Both the stand and the casing of the monitor are made of sturdy black plastic. The bezels around the screen are thinner than average, providing a wider viewing experience.
Generally, the HP Pavilion 22cwa looks slim, but the bottom part of the rear panel is really bulky. This way, I wouldn't recommend placing the monitor next to the wall. The stand has a rectangular shape. Sadly, you can’t adjust its height, swivel, or pivot.
You will find two connectors on the bottom part of the monitor’s back: HDMI (with HDCP support) and VGA ports. Unfortunately, there is no USB port for some reason. Thanks to an open-wedge design, you can easily access to all the connectors without having to move the monitor.
You can mount this monitor on the wall or swivel arms, but the VESA mount must be purchased separately.
So, what can I say at the end of this HP 22cwa review? This model will probably be a great basic Full HD monitor. It doesn’t struggle to provide a vivid and bright image (even under sun rays thanks to the anti-glare panel). However, it can't provide such advanced features as built-in speakers, FreeSync, and there are only two connectors which may be disappointing for a lot of users.